Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #73 – Cold

This week Tina is asking us for something Cold – and cold it is in Sweden now. But where I live it almost never gets below -20C. In recent years the climate has changed and our winters send us very little snow, and temperatures mostly around zero (+-0C). Gone are my childhood days when skiing was a winter joy.

For some real cold, I must go up north visiting friends or my daughter in Umeå. For many years we went to Dalarna to ski, but not anymore. So Tina, I will venture up north and to Iceland – for the real thing. In the header, Gullfoss, and I believe the coldest moment ever in my life.

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.

– John Steinbeck

My old apple tree and a Bullfinch. And yes, I do love winter – when it is Winter.

To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.
– Aristotle

A warm house in a cold winter night is another name for paradise!
Mehmet Murat ildan

It’s too cold outside for angels to fly.
Ed Sheeran

Keeping the warmth

And last, of course, the beautiful Tännforsen, Jämtland, Sweden. Our highest fall, 37 meters and 60 meters wide.

Many thanks to those of you who responded to Amy’s “waiting” challenge.  Our waiting was well rewarded…we so enjoyed your creativity! As always Amy, Patti, Tina and I greatly appreciate your support of our challenge.

 

We look forward to seeing your interpretation of “cold”. ”It could be snow and ice, or a frosty window pane, or even your favorite flavor of ice cream!” Please remember to link your response to Tina’s original post as the reader links are not working correctly, and to add the Lens-Artists Tag to help us find you.

Finally, for those who celebrate, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by those you hold most dear. Next week it will be Patti’s challenge #74 – so stay tuned.

 

 

73 comments on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #73 – Cold

  1. I love the waterfalls. In Alaska, too, winter is not what it used to be. The rain we get more often now really messes things up!

    • I understand. The rains up north in Sweden makes a mess out of the Sami people’s way of living. The reindeer cannot get their food as it rains and freezes, rains and freezes. The snow must be fluffy and cold for them to reach down to it.

  2. Beautiful captures Anne Christine. The last photo reminds me of my time as a holiday guide in the Cango caves where there are formations which look similar to the frozen waterfalls. But the Bullfinch is a bulls-eye.

  3. Your cold photos are so lovely and calming – there’s something about the stillness of cold that is romantic. I really like the Bullfinch photo – pops of color against the white captured my attention first. But, I like all of your photos, each one draws in my attention.

  4. Beautiful photographs Ann-Christine, I love the Winter light and the frozen waterfall looks amazing! 🤗💖 xxx

  5. Stunningly beautiful (and cold!) images, Ann-Christine! I love your bullfinch shot and that lovely cottage in the frozen landscape. I am not surprised that you love winter. I respect it and think it is beautiful, but I don’t like being cold. I’m hoping you get more snow this winter. I think you’ll like my shots of New Hampshire, which I’ll post soon. It was the coldest place I’ve ever lived. Enjoy the weekend, too.

    • Thank you so much, Patti – and I don’t like being cold either – luckily I have warm clothes. I will have a look at NH! Wishing you a great week.

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